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|Abstract||Julia McKinne Foster Weed was the daughter of U.S. Representative Thomas Fournoy Foster and Elizabeth (Gardner) Foster, and the wife of the Rev. Edwin Gardner Weed, Episcopal bishop of Florida from 1886 to 1924. She was president-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1899 to 1901. The collection is chiefly personal letters of members of the Foster, Gardner, and Weed families of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, with some poems. Most of the letters were written from Georgia, 1850-1867. Included is correspondence from Julia McKinne Foster Weed in Augusta and Elberton, Ga.; letters to Margaret Gardner, who appears to have been Julia's aunt; and letters to and from other relatives. There are also letters, 1845-1856, from a father offering religious advice to his daughters in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and a detailed description of a journey from Georgia to Louisville, Ky., in 1865.|
|Creator||Weed, Julia McKinne Foster, 1846-1908.|
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Julia McKinne Foster Weed, the daughter of Thomas Flournoy Foster and Elizabeth Gardner Foster, was born in Columbus, Ga., in July 1846. Her father, a state legislator and U.S. representative, died when she was five years old, and she was raised by her mother in Burke County, Ga. During the Civil War, the family moved to Elberton, Ga.. After the war, they lived in Augusta, until Julia Foster married the Rev. Edwin G. Weed of Savannah. In 1886, Edwin Weed became the Episcopal bishop of Florida. Julia Weed lived in Florida until her death in 1908.
From 1899 to 1901, Julia Weed was president-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and she remained active in the organization until her death.Back to Top
The collection consists primarily of personal letters, mostly concerning family news, visits, and other routine subjects. Most letters are addressed to Julia McKinne Foster Weed, including many from Samuel Lumpkin of Americus, Ga., and Joseph Winthrop Moses of Montgomery, Ala. (presumably relatives of the Foster or Gardner families).
The earliest letters are chiefly personal letters to Margaret Gardner (probably the sister of Julia Weed's mother) from her husband, and letters from S. C. Dunning of Savannah giving paternal and religious advice to his daughters Sarah (Mrs. Weed) in Connecticut and Gertrude in Rhode Island. There are a number of letters dated between 1863 and 1867 signed "Gardner" or with the initials H. K. G. Also included are letters of Henry G. Weed of Savannah and T. G. Foster of Montgomery, Ala.
Also included in the collection are about fifteen poems, mostly anonymous.Back to Top
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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.Back to Top